Middle School

Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

We would like to invite you to join us at Wangenheim for a GATE parent meeting on the evening of our Back To School Night, September 23, 2014.  The meeting will be held in the school auditorium from 5:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.  You will have an opportunity to meet and speak with the site GATE staff and have any questions answered regarding GATE policies and the new Common Core curriculum at Wangenheim and within the district.

Check out the Seminar Newsletter!    2014-2015 Seminar Program

The GATE program supports high-achieving and underachieving pupils who are identified as gifted and talented. By state definition, gifted students are pupils who possess a capacity for excellence far beyond that of their chronological peers. This capacity includes many and varied characteristics that require modifications of curriculum and instruction. These modifications form the basis of gifted and talented educational services.

To learn more, visit the district's Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Opens in new window. page.

Wangenheim's GATE Courses:

Programs Offered

Cluster: Wangenheim offers GATE cluster classes at all grade levels. Students who are certified GATE cluster by the district will be placed in these classes. High achievers who are not GATE certified may also be placed in a cluster class.

Seminar: Wangenheim offers GATE seminar classes at all grade levels for students who are very highly gifted. These students have scored at or above the 99.9th percentile on the Raven Progressive Matrices test. Sometimes a cluster certified student who is recommended by his or her teacher may be placed in seminar.

Courses offered at Wangenheim in both GATE seminar and cluster

GATE Seminar courses offered at Wangenheim:

6th Grade English 7th Grade English  8th Grade English 
6th Grade History 7th Grade History  8th Grade History 
6th Grade Science


GATE Cluster courses offered at Wangenheim:

6th Grade English         7th Grade English 8th Grade English 
6th Grade Common Core Math  7th Grade History  8th Grade History 
Accelerated Math 6 7th Grade Common Core Math 8th Grade Common Core Math

Accelerated Math 7 Integrated Math - Advanced

7th Grade Science 8th Grade Advanced Science

Seminar Summer Reading List